Is this a good place for questions on technical writing, specifically, writing on software development matters, or is there a more specialised StackExchange site for that?

  • Now that Writers has merged with Technical Communications, the technical writing site, to create Writing, this question should be closed as Status-complete.
    – Chenmunka
    Jan 27 at 16:33

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I believe that technical writing should be on topic here.

To address what Dori said: The reason I see for no non-fiction or technical writing questions is just because no one has asked them. I fully support adding those to our site definition. Just because they may be rarer does not mean that they should be discouraged.

If there is a Technical Writing proposition, it should be closed as a duplicate of this site. We don't have separate sites for C#, PHP, Python, etc. We have StackOverflow. Not everyone on StackOverflow is a master of every language, but there are experts from all realms. The same would be true here. Not everyone would participate in technical writing questions, but the people who are interested in it will.

Even all that aside, even if a technical writing page does open, we cannot allow our definition to be defined by what other resources exist on the Internet, even from within our own network. If Technical Writing does somehow manage to survive and get its own public release despite this site's existence, we should still allow Technical Writing questions.

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    @Dori If you read carefully, I also said that I did not downvote, only that it was my initial reaction to, and that ultimately I ended up upvoting it. I don't know why you continue to attack me, but you are not endearing yourself.
    – StrixVaria
    Dec 3, 2010 at 2:22

I don't believe we are limited to fiction here, so I think that technical writing would be a good fit, but it might also overlap between Stack Overflow, Server Fault or Super User depending on the type of technical writing you are doing.

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    Good grief, asking about technical writing on a programming, admin, or user site?
    – Mark C
    Dec 1, 2010 at 23:34

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